This might catch you off guard.
It might feel that I’m posting something three weeks too soon.
It is not time to talk about new year resolutions yet, you’d say.
Be patient and hear me out on this one.
I’ve been trying to form positive habits for the past few years. After constant experimentation and many failures, I learnt about the two key elements that determine whether a positive habit will stick or not.
They are –
Now, we are all aware of how most new year resolutions fizzle out by the second week of January.
An obvious reasons is because we move into the new year with no momentum at all.
You can’t start going to gym every single day in a new year if you’re picking up from a week of partying towards the end of the year.
You’re just expecting yourself to start running before learning to crawl.
In my opinion, one needs to start the new year with momentum.
A momentum that starts to build at least three weeks before the new year.
Why three weeks?
Well, it is a well researched fact that I can attest with my own experience that it takes at least 21 days of consistent effort to form a new habit.
Whatever your new year resolution might be, if you start working on it from tomorrow, you’ll have 21 days to be consistent and build momentum so that you are already well primed for the changes you want to bring into your life next year.
This might have caught you off guard and you might not have even thought of a resolution yet.
But it’s a Sunday, and a good day to relax, reflect, and resolve what you’d like to improve on.
Once you decide on your resolution, start tomorrow. I am positive that the habit will stick in the new year if you stay consistent and build momentum for these 21 days in December.
This is the cheat code.
Are you in the game?